Date: 26 Apr 1998 18:59:37 GMT From: saabpartsnopsamcom (SAABPARTS) Subject: Re: Rear Suspension 900 SE
It's true the rear axle has "camber". it aids in better traction in the rear. if the tires are rotated in a timely schedule unusual wear should be minimal if any. if you look around you may see other makes of cars with similar camber. (in fact when I saw this on my 97 900SET I smiled and my arms pumped up!) >>I have a 1996 900 SE. The car is nice, but I have noticed a flaw in >>the rear suspension design. I was driving behind the car (girlfriend >>was driving it) and I noticed that the rear wheels seemed to be out of >>alignment. I was perturbed because I had just purchased new tires and >>had the alignment done. Well the wheels looked to have (I think >>negative) negative camber, the inside of the tire was going to wear >>quicker than the outside. Well I took it to the dealership, thinking >>they should be able to do the alignment the best. They told me that >>nothing was wrong and that was the way they were made. I said that >>the tires will wear unevenly with the stress on the inside. He did >>not deny this. What is the deal. Am I crazy, or was this guy a >>quack. Any input about this will suffice. Thank you.